from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A subsidiary copper coin of Ceylon, equal to one twelfth of an anna or one pie.


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  • Her shabby suit was hanging there, and the pale-green challie gown she had worn in his office.

    In Apple-Blossom Time A Fairy-Tale to Date

  • She ran to the closet where hung her dotted challie dress and took from the pocket the message that had come to her the evening of her arrival.


  • She would have worn tan-colored low shoes and brown openwork stockings (what ugly feet Jennie Perkins had!), a buff challie dress with little brown autumn leaves on it, a belt and sash of brown watered ribbon (Jennie had a waist like a flour-barrel!), and a sailor hat with a bunch of yellow roses on one side -- or would two brown quills, standing up coquettishly, have been more attractive?



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